Concrete Work Expected to Snarl I-80 Traffic Next Week

penn-dotCLARION COUNTY, Pa. – Scheduled road work is expected to cause traffic delays on Interstate 80 in Clarion County starting next week.

The $25.7 million project aims to rehabilitate approximately 22 miles of Interstate 80 in Beaver, Clarion, Paint and Monroe townships.

Work will consist of concrete patching and resurfacing. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane during work hours and will be controlled by flaggers. Congestion and delays are possible. Drivers need to remain alert and slow down while driving through work zones.

Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc., is the prime contractor on the two-year, $25,715,592 project, which is expected to be completed in November 2015.

Funding for the project was made available through Act 89, the state’s new transportation plan.

The legislation was made possible by the bipartisan consensus reached by Governor Tom Corbett and the Legislature, will enable PennDOT to invest an additional $66.38 million to pave approximately 126 miles of roads this year in its five-county District 10 area of Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana and Jefferson counties.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 700 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

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